Friday, October 2, 2015

Farmer's Wife 1930's Blocks: Alice, Ann, Anne and April

I've caught myself up with four blocks today in the Farmer's Wife QAL.

Do you have your copy of the book Farmer's Wife 1930's Sampler Quilt yet?

Here are my blocks!

This is Alice (block 3).  I heard she was a troublesome block so I took it really slow.   Looks like she still needs a bit of a pressing but it assembled ok.

and Ann (block 4):

And Anne (5) - I really like the spin on this one

And finally (for today anyway) is April (6) - she looks a bit distorted in the photo looks fine in person.)

I've appreciated the tips that Kerry have posted on her blog  VeryKerryBerry  for the QAL.  

I am using Fig Tree fabrics from a couple of different lines from my stash.  I'm still a bit undecided on whether I'll use this background fabric for all the blocks.  But in a fit of 'just in case', I found some more of it on line and ordered it along with some alternative Fig Tree neutral prints.

Of course, as soon as that 'your order has shipped' message appeared in my inbox, I found a bunch of this same fabric in my sewing room.  Quite a bunch.  As I remember now, I used it as a backing for a quilt that I took to my LAQ so I've all the trimmed off bits.

All those trimmed off bits is actually a lot of fabric.  Easily over a yard.  So now I have more than enough!

I always do this.  Decide to make a quilt from stash, squint and figure I need a bit more of a print, order more and end up with more fabric than I started with!

Am I the only one who does this?

Back to the QAL.  In addition to the one sponsored by VeryKerryBerry, there is a second QAL from Gnome Angel which is just starting up.  This QAL will do the blocks in a different order and I'll be following along on that one as well.

Happy Stitching!

1 comment:

  1. Your blocks look great so far, and I think you can never have too much neutral in one's stash. My April looks distorted when photographed too...I almost colored it differently just because of that...those two lights on the inside frame just really throw the eye!


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